Solving a thorny problem

Prior to founding software firm PharmaPod, Leonora O'Brien had a successful career as a pharmacist with high-level roles across Europe. It was her experience of seeing the same challenges recurring wherever she went that spurred her on to make the bo

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
3rd November, 2013
Leonora O'Brien being named European winner of The Global Cartier Women's Initiative Award in Paris, France

A pharmacist, originally from Castleree in Roscommon, Leonora O'Brien's background screams successful businesswoman'', but doesn't look like the road taken into starting a software company.

Having worked in management roles across seven different countries in Europe, O'Brien saw a problem repeatedly facing businesses in the sector. From this problem she got an idea and thus the switch from pharmacist to IT entrepreneur began.

''There's a serious problem across the world with adverse reactions to drugs...

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